TikTok may sue Trump over imposed sanctions

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Published on August 7, 2020 by

TikTok denied having ever shared user data with the Chinese government and threated to sue the Trump Administration after the US president signed an executive order that would ban Americans from dealing with its parent company.

“We are shocked by the recent Executive Order, which was issued without any due process,” the social media platform wrote on its website. “For nearly a year, we have sought to engage with the US government in good faith to provide a constructive solution to the concerns that have been expressed.”

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would in 45 days ban Americans from making transactions with TikTok’s Chinese-owned parent company ByteDance, as well as with Chinese conglomerate Tencent, the owner of the WeChat messenger app. Trump argued that the apps pose a threat to US national security, accusing the companies of collecting personal data of Americans and sharing it with the Chinese government.

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